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Washington D.C. Learning Program. Fall 2009. How Do I Earn Credit?. In a program that consists of coursework and interning, students are able to earn up to 20 Butler University credits.

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Washington D.C. Learning Program

Fall 2009

How Do I Earn Credit?

  • In a program that consists of coursework and interning, students are able to earn up to 20 Butler University credits.

  • Six credits may be earned from two classes taught on site:1. PO 358: Foreign Policy Making in Washington (3 credits)

    2. ART 382: Power & Presentation: The Arts of Public Washington (3 credits)

How Do I Earn Credit?

  • Students may earn 1 - 3 credits from a series of “D.C. Seminars” offered throughout the semester. These courses, each one credit, are taught by visiting Butler & Ithaca College professors and include “field trips.”

Classes right in the basement of yourapartment!

EPrevious Short Seminars

  • Political Polling

  • Baseball in the District

  • Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

  • Journalism, Citizenship and Democracy

  • The History and Politics of the Holocaust Museum

  • Applied Optics and Photography

  • Media and Conflict Resolution

  • Black Farmers vs. the Department of Agriculture: Unpacking the Pigford Case

Where May I Intern?

  • Our coordinator in D.C., Ivo Spalatin, is a veteran of international and political affairs. Mr. Spalatin works with students to place each student in an individually designed internship based on the student’s academic interests and work experience.

Where May I Intern?

Boeing Company

Food & Drug Administration

Fox News

Library of Congress

Make-A-Wish Foundation

MSNBC (Chris Matthew's Hardball Program)

Smithsonian Associates

United States Telecom Association

Washington Sports & Entertainment

(Mystics, Wizards, Capitols)

The White House (Public Affairs)


Department of Justice

Department of State

UN Foundation

Speaker of the House Office

Beth Clayton at National Geographic

Spring 2011 Internships

  • National Zoo (media relations)

  • S.O.M.E (development director)

  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee

  • Museum of American History (public affairs dept.)

  • United Nations Foundation

  • DC Attorney General’s Office

  • C-Span (program operations)

  • Alliance for Retired Seniors

  • Discovery Theatre

  • American Federation of Teachers (Ed. Dept.)

U.S. Telecom

Dick Lugar’s office


Treatment and Learning Center

What is Living in D.C. Like?

Connecticut Ave – your street!

Everywhere you go - open air ethnic restaurants!

Ride the Metro for all your transportation! Safe! Clean!

Adams Morgan

One of Largest night life areas in D.C.

Right around the corner from apartment!

Tons of restaurants and coffee shops!

Dupont Circle

Nearby metro stop

Full of small boutique stores, great places to eat, and cozy coffee shops!

And the circle is one of the best places to people watch!


Another nearby neighborhood!

Best places for shopping!

Great nightlife!

Home of Georgetown University and George Washington University!

Chinatown/Gallery Place

Wizards Play Here.

Of Course, the Mall!

The National

Christmas Tree

What is Living in the W.I.S.H Woodley Park Center Like?

  • Upscale Neighborhood

  • Safe and Clean

  • Front Door Security

  • A Block away from the National Zoo (free!)

  • A Block away from metro stop

  • BU Washington Center provides great opportunity to meet students from schools all over the U.S.

  • Central location to many attractions!

  • Spacious apartments!

  • Furnished!

What is Living in the W.I.S.H. Woodley Park Center Like?

Current students interning in Washington, D.C. are invited to join the Butler University Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter for an evening of baseball and fireworks.

Friday, September 10, 2010

5 p.m. • Pre-game gatheringTortilla Coast400 First Street SE • Washington, D.C. 20003

7:05 p.m. • Washington Nationals vs. Florida MarlinsNationals Park1500 South Capitol St., SE • Washington, D.C. 20003

Don’t miss a great opportunity to mix and mingle with alumni, parents, and friends as they join together to welcome you to the Washington, D.C. area. Student price is $15 per person and includes game ticket, food, and soft drinks. Cash bar will be available for those 21 and older.

Current students interning in Washington, D.C,

are invited to join the Butler University

Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter for an

afternoon of basketball and a chance to

cheer on a former Bulldog!

Monday, January 17, 2011

11:30 a.m. • Pre-game gatheringThe Green Turtle Sports Bar & Grille

1 p.m. • Washington Wizards vs. Utah JazzVerizon CenterDon’t miss a great opportunity to mix and mingle with alumni, parents and friends as they join together to welcome you to the Washington, D.C. area. Also, this will be a chance to see former Bulldog Gordon Hayward compete at the professional level. The discounted student price is $11 per person and includes your basketball game ticket.

How Do I Apply?

1. Meet with your advisor, and decide which semester would be best for you.

2. Contact Dr. Morrel in JH 153, the CHASE Office, with the following information: which semester you plan on going to D.C., your advisor, your expected graduation date and your major.3. Attend a DC Program Informational Meeting!!

How Do I Apply?


1. Apply to the DC program the semester prior to the one you will spend in DC. (Or two semesters if you’ll be studying abroad.)

The DC Program application consists of:

Application for AdmissionEmployer RecommendationFaculty RecommendationResumePersonal Statement

2. Attend one of the DC Program informational meetings the semester prior to the one you want to spend in DC-even if you have already been to one.

3. Make an appointment with Ivo Spalatin. You MUST meet with Mr. Spalatin in order to be considered for the DC Program.

How Do I Apply?

4. Meet with Ivo Spalatin.

5. Submit an application package by the deadline to the D.C. Program office.

6. Check your mail and email to find out if you have been accepted into the DC Program. Letters are usually mailed one week after the application deadline.

February 23, 2011Application materials due for fall 2011

March 2-3, 2011Interviews with Ivo Spalatin

March 22, 2011 Acceptance letters sent

April 3, 2011Registration meeting

April 25, 2011Fall Registration & deposit due

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